Michelle Foreman's Blog Posts

Mortgage rates are down! Will it last for long?

Michelle ForemanFourth Generation Realtor, TULC: 214-394-2487michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.comwww.michelleforemanrealtor.comSmall changes in mortgage rates can have a big impact on the housing

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Boost Curb Appeal In A Weekend

Michelle ForemanFourth Generation Realtor, Texas Urban LivingC: 214-394-2487michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.comwww.michelleforemanrealtor.comHOME SELLING     First

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7 Red Flags To Be Aware Of When Buying A Home

Not exactly sure what to be aware of when purchasing a new property?  Seven tips are below.  Have more questions about anything real estate-related?  Contact me!Michelle ForemanFourth

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Tips for Packing Moving Boxes

You’re moving into a new home and have decided to do it yourself? Great! It’s an excellent way to save money. First, check out these tips for packing all those boxes and making your move

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Is this year a buyer's year in real estate?

It looks like 2019 could be a buyer's market in real estate, but that's not necessarily a good sign for the economy.Home prices, while still higher than a year ago, are pulling back in most major

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The closing date has passed and you haven't closed. What happens now?

It happens sometimes.  You were supposed to already have closed on the property, but...it has not yet closed.  What happens now?  Is the contract automatically terminated if the

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Curious how Texas home buyers and sellers compare to national trends?

Ever wondered if you are in the majority or minority in regards to trends when it comes to property buying or selling?  This link has all the info you will want to know!  https://www

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DFW Home Price Increase

Michelle ForemanFourth Generation Realtor, Texas Urban LivingC: 214-394-2487michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.comwww.michelleforemanrealtor.comDallas-area home price gains slightly outperformed the

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Live in the DFW area and curious what your house might be worth?

Reach out to me at the below contact info and I'll get the info to you!Michelle ForemanFourth Generation Realtor, Texas Urban LivingC: 214-394-2487michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.comwww

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What do I do to get my house ready to sell?

Michelle ForemanFourth Generation Realtor, Texas Urban LivingC: 214-394-2487michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.comwww.michelleforemanrealtor.com HOW TO GET YOUR HOUSE READY TO SELL IN 10 EASY

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Ways to declutter your home in 2019

The new year tends to spark motivation in many people.  Cleaning motivation something you are looking for?  The below info is tips on how to declutter your property.  Michelle

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Looking for a mother-in-law suite or back house area in East Dallas? I have the place for you!

Hard to come by property in East Dallas.  Use the back house as an office, a guest space, a mother-in-law suite.  So many options!https://matrix.ntreis.net/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k

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Holiday electricity costs and tips to save money

Don't want to cringe when you see your Christmas lights electricity cost? Try using some of the tips below this holiday season to keep your bills in check.Tips, Tricks & Smart Solutions to

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What is a transfer on death deed?

What is a transfer on death deed?  You would assume transfer of title to real property would be straight forward, but...it is not always.  Info about deed is below.Have any other real

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Can you enforce a verbal real estate agreement in Texas?

Curious as to whether you can enfore a verbal real estate agreement in Texas?  Read below.  Have any other real estate-related questions?  Please contact me at:Michelle ForemanFourth

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How will the Fed's interest rate affect you?

Curious as to how the interest rate can affect you?  Read below.  Have any other real estate related questions?  Please contact me at the below.Michelle ForemanFourth Generation

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Tips to staging your house during the holidays

Curious as to whether or not you should stage your house during the holidays?  The answer is yes!  Below are some tips.Have other real estate-related questions?  Please contact me

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Can any animal be an assistance animal?

Wondering if assistance animals are allowed in properties?  The below will answer it for you!  Any other real estate-related questions?  Michelle ForemanFourth Generation

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Can Landlords Limit Certain Dog Breeds Because of Insurance?

Info taken from https://www.texasrealestate.com/members/posts/assistance-animals-and-landlords-insurance/I manage a property with a no-pets policy and am in the process of leasing it. The

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Do I Need Permission To Access My Own Property?

Some landowners in Texas cannot access their landlocked property from a public road without crossing over private property owned by someone else. There is no automatic right of access, but there are

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Curious about DFW statistics from September?

Curious about how the DFW housing market did in September?  The info is below!  Interested in your specific area?  Please contact me at the below info and I will assist.Michelle

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Mortgage rates are climbing, but...are still near historic lows

For real estate questions or needs, please contact:Michelle ForemanFourth Generation RealtorC: 214-394-2487michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.comwww.michelleforemanrealtor.comMortgage rates remain

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Bridge Loans and How One Can Help You Purchase Your Next House

Looking to purchase a home, but struggling to find the funds.  A bridge loan might be for you...Michelle ForemanFourth Generation Realtor, Texas Urban LivingC: 214-394

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Reading and understanding a survey

Have a survey, but not exactly what it is or what things mean?  The below can answer your questions!  Have any real estate-related questions or needs?  Please contact

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Why do I need a pre-approval letter?

Ever tried to purchase a house?  Were you told you need a pre-approval letter, but were not sure why?  Here is your answer...Make sure you get a pre-approval for a mortgage, not a pre

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2018 Garden Trends

Trying to decide how to create your garden?  These below trends might assist.Have questions about other trends or anything else real estate-related?  Contact michelleforemanrealtor@gmail

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Dallas Fun Facts

DALLAS FUN FACTSThe frozen margarita machine was invented in DallasThe integrated circuit computer chip (which became the microchip) was invented in Dallas in 1958The 52 foot 'Big Tex' statue that

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What does mortgage mean?

Ever hear the word mortgage and not know exactly what it is?  Now you will...What is a mortgage?Answer:A mortgage is an agreement between you and a lender that gives the lender the right to

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Dallas area hotel growth second only to NYC

Dallas' hotel building boom shows no sign of a let up.The Dallas-area had the second highest total of new hotel projects in the pipeline at midyear. Only New York City had more new hotels in the

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Sales in North Texas bounce back

After a decline in June, North Texas home sales bounced back in July with a 6 percent gain from a year earlier.And sales prices last month were up 6 percent year-over-year in the just-released

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N. Texas residents stay in homes 11 years on average

File Photo/staffTexas leads the country in home building, which contributes to a younger housing stock and shorter resident tenures. And in fast-paced economies in the state — especially the D

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Does that count as a bedroom?

Listing your house and wondering what is considered a bedroom?  Below is a good explanation of what does and does not count as one.There’s no single legal definition for a bedroom in.

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Study shows 80% prefer single-family home

Dallas is enamored with the American Dream.The dream that involves a single-family home in the suburbs with access to the types of wide-open highways that American planners dreamed up decades ago

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Info about Texas Homestead

The Texas Constitution and Property Code provide that the homestead of a family or single adult is protected from forced sale for purposes of paying debts and judgments, except in cases of purchase

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DFW builders starting record number of houses

North Texas builders started the most number of houses in the second quarter in almost 12 years.More than 9,900 Dallas-Fort Worth-area home starts were recorded — 12 percent more than in

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Bathroom Upgrades Edge Out Kitchen Renovations

Bathroom Upgrades Edge Out Kitchen Renovations in Popularity If you’re among those who get excited about renovating your bathroom but feel less enthusiastic about pouring money and energy into

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Dallas area has been a top spot for California transplants

Dallas-Fort Worth was one of the top destinations for domestic migrants from California in 2017, according to a recent study.There were 1,051 moves from coastal California, the home of some of

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Dallas is top U.S. home market

Dallas' housing market gets top marks in a new consumer study by JPMorgan Chase.The banking giant teamed up with Pulsenomics to ask homeowners about current market conditions, their aspirations for

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June 2018 Housing Statistics

Interested in current housing statistics?  You can find them at this link!httphttp://michelleforeman.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/For any real estate needs, please contact Michelle Foreman at

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DFW Housing Market Update

Curious at to how various areas of DFW compare to each other?  This info contains the most recent info.  http://texassecuretitle.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/June2018.pdfFor all

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Tips to lower your summer electric bill

The temperature may be getting higher, but that doesn't mean you want your bills to be higher.  Here are some tips to help reduce electricity costs during the summer.  1. Switch

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